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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in Wisconsin.

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Greeting Coaches and Friends:


Forensics season is in full swing, and I am pleased to invite you to the DDHS Annual Invitational Tournament.  We plan on hosting the tournament on Saturday, February 20, 2016.  The students and coaching staff are already working hard to put a fun-filled day of quality competition together, and we hope you can join us!


Registration                         7:30-8:15 AM     We will begin in the commons area

                                                                                outside of the Assistant Principals’

                                                                                Office.  Students may wait in the front commons

                                                                                or the cafeteria.


Rules                                      WFCA Handbook rules will apply for all categories.  Please go over any pertinent rule changes in the 2015-16 rules with your students before tournament day.  Rules are available on the website www.wfcaforensics.org. Please note the change, in particular, with Farrago regarding the introduction and citation of selections. We WILL NOT be running the categories of Lincoln – Douglas, Group Discussion, or Public Address. Double entries are not allowed.


Schedule                               7:30-8:15 am       Registration

                                                8:30 am                  Extemp and Radio draw in the Learning Commons (Library)

                                                8:45 am                 Judges’ meeting in Room 151

                                                                                Students’ meeting in the Gym

                                                9:00 am                 Round I

                                                10:15 am              Round II

                                                11:30 am              Round III

                                                1:30 pm                 Power Round

                                                3:00 pm                Awards


Awards                                  Ribbons will be awarded to all participants.  The top 3 places in Power Rounds will receive a trophy in each category, and finalists will receive medals.    Your top 25 varsity entries will count toward your team score with a maximum of 4 per category.  Additional entries are welcome. The top 5 scoring teams can also expect to bring home a team trophy.  The top two small school teams with the highest average points per entry competing that day will also bring home a trophy (8-15 entries).


 Deadline                                  Please register via SpeechWire by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 12th, 2016. Teams can and should manage their own drops on SpeechWire until 3:00 pm on Thursday, February 18th. (Entries dropped after this time will still be charged.) Please text last minute drops as soon as possible on tournament day to Sarah Panucci at 262-745-3604. Deadline may also occur when we appear to be running out of space.


Note                                       Any changes in your registration must be changed in SpeechWire by 3:00 on Thursday February 18th.  After that you are responsible for payment.  Also, please note that your judge obligation is based on your original entry (plus any adds).  It is not reduced by drops.  Please plan carefully.


Inclement                             We expect to have a beautiful, sunny day.  In the case of severe weather,

Weather                        decisions on a late start or cancellation will be made by our school administration and called in to registered schools.  We will run the tournament if at all possible.



Registration Fees               $8.00 – individual entries

                                                $12.00 – group interpretation and play entries


Judges                                   Every school must provide one judge for every 5 entries or portion thereof.  Please try to bring your own, quality judges.  NOTE: If you cannot find a judge (or judges), we will hire them for you at a cost of $90.00 per judge.


Confirmation                      I hope to send each team an email confirmation the week of the tournament if all goes according to plan.  I will phone regrets to schools we cannot accommodate – Please register early!          


Food                                  Food will be provided by the DDHS Booster Club.  We will be selling pre-paid lunches consisting of a ham/cheese or turkey/cheese sandwich, chips, granola bar, and water for $6.00.  There will be some meals also available for purchase for those who do not pre-pay.  Full concessions, including pizza, hot dogs, walking tacos, and pulled pork, will be available for purchase.  A flier with more details regarding the food is enclosedPlease email me with any sub orders by Friday Feb. 12, 2016 at spanucci@ddschools.org.  We thank you for planning to eat at the school to support our activities program.  Any student who is late to a power round because he/she left the building for lunch will be disqualified.


Special Needs                      Do you have a student with special needs?  If so, please include a description of any accommodations that need to be made.



Well, I think that covers everything for the moment. Remember to turn in your entries in a timely fashion. In the event of our tournament getting full, we would hate to have to turn schools away. Please come and spend the day with us for some fun and competition.  The DDHS coaching staff and students have enjoyed hosting this tournament in the past, and we hope you can join us again this yearJ.




Sarah Panucci                                                     

Tournament Director                                                         

School – (262) 728-2642                  

ext. 4480                                                              

Cell – (262)745-3604



Manager contact information

Sarah Panucci
Email address: spanucci@ddschools.org
Phone number: 262-745-3604

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None provided

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